Foreword – Agile: An Executive Guide – Real results from IT budgets


Over the past 20 years, Agile methodologies have enabled IT projects to deliver unprecedented levels of business value to organisations worldwide. Some of these benefits can be obvious from the first time that these methodologies are used in an organisation: higher quality outputs, more relevant software solutions, greater levels of user satisfaction, and tighter control of ongoing IT expenditure.

What may be less evident, however, are the compounded benefits that Agile methodologies can bring to organisations in the longer term: most notably, the establishment of an organisational culture that cultivates quality, inspires greater levels of employee motivation, and encourages staff to continually deliver high business-value outputs.

Agile: An Executive Guide gives you the bottom-line information that you need to harness the business-value benefits of Agile within your organisation, and generate significantly greater returns on your IT investment.


Dr Jonathan Gray

Senior Researcher and Project Leader, e-Government

National ICT Australia Limited (NICTA)